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Business Trips to Dubai

Dubai
Dubai
Cuddled up in between the relaxed waters of the Southern gulf and the encompassing golden desert, Dubai is all set with superb climate, luxurious hotels, sky kissing towers, endless shopping, excellent entertainment and fast growing commercial opportunities. Be it foreign language hurdles, cultural divergence, communication troubles or airline pesters, a business trip to Dubai encounters nothing of the stressful happening for you.
Also, if you stay in one of the luxurious hotels like Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Emirates Tower, Fairmont Dubai, Al Bustan Rotana Hotel or Raffles Dubai then communication with your office colleagues and family members is not at all a problem as all of the above hotels offer photocopier, facsimile, direct dial phones and Wi-Fi connectivity along with a business center that has fully furnished meeting and conference rooms wherein you can continue with your serious business meetings. Also, laptops or computer rentals along with mobile rentals are provided in most of the top business hotels of Dubai. You can also take the advantage of the limousine or town car rentals offered by most of the hotels.

There are a lot of free zones on hand with plenty of business opportunities. In general all the procedures get completed within 24 hours and foreigners have got full ownership, but not all kinds of companies or shops can be launched here. To settle down your business outside freezone is also not a difficult thing unless you find a local national agent who can be your partner.
A cafe at Dubai
A cafe at Dubai
The city offers a lot of tempting lunch and dinner options that are escorted with a comfortable setting inside a formal cozy atmosphere. For a relaxed lunch with a business organization, Basta Art Cafe located on the Bastakiya Street is a worth try. The Cafe offers delicious soups, salads and sandwiches accompanied with a variety of drinks. Also, a true business lunch can be relished at any of the restaurants placed inside the Knowledge Village. And, the Junsui nested inside the Burj Al Arab is one of the best options to enjoy a formal business evening. Some meetings can be planned up in a restaurant that does not serve alcohol, in such cases visitors are requested not to ask for one.

Don’t puck up your brow if your meeting starts up a bit late! Business meetings are quite casual and are generally continued in cafes or restaurants. They tend to start up with chatting that moves on to further serious discussions. Also, the clothing is very much normal as compared with the other cities, states or nations. Men are supposed to wear frivolous and lightweight pants in spring and tie and button-down shirts during the summer. Lounge suits are more preferred than a jacket for an evening business dinner. And the women have an option of cotton fabrics or formals along with shawls or jackets for indoors. For the women, it is recommended, not to wear too short or revealing clothes outdoors. The Arabic handshake engrosses touching the heart with the right palm after every shake and visitors are requested not to offer their hand, in the form of greeting, to any Arab women unless she, herself, extends hers first. Be obliged to use the requisites of Mr. or Mrs., followed by the first names, whenever you are greeting someone. The visitors are requested not to sit in a position that their feet are pointing out directly at someone else.  Offensive talk ought to be kept for private discussions carried off later.

8:00 am to 5:00 pm in between Sundays to Thursdays are considered to be the business hours in Dubai. Meetings are usually not planned up on Fridays as Friday is marked as a day of prayer and rest. Also, phone calls to Arab people should be dodged up on a Friday. Arabs will not respond to the phone calls made during the siestas, generally taken in between 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. A few of the government departments are open every Saturday morning.
Shopping in Dubai
Shopping in Dubai
Shopping during your business trip would be a a good idea if you can spare some time for bargaining.   If you are using a credit card for buying things then American Express would be a better option rather than MasterCard or Visa.

Temperature of the city tends to go till 110°F in between June, July and August so plan your trip in between November and December or else in April and May to enjoy stress free living along with a beautiful weather.

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